Arman Riahi

Year of birth, place
1981, Islamic Republic of Iran
lives and works in
Arman T. Riahi is a director and scriptwriter. He was born in Iran in 1981 and grew up in Vienna, Austria, where he made his first short films as a teenager. He studied media technology and worked as a screen and graphic designer in London and Vienna. In 2005 he began his TV work for the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation). In the same year, his short film »Elektronikschrott« won the national short film award »Shorts On Screen«. His first cinema documentary »Schwarzkopf« [Dark Head] (Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Thimfilm, 2011) won the Audience Choice Award at the Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film and the Special Jury Mention Award at the Beirut International Documentary Festival Docudays. The film opened the documentary competition of the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival in 2011. At present Arman is working on his first feature film script and his next cinema documentary, »Everyday Rebellion«, together with his brother Arash.

[Last update: September 2015]